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Under revision or In review (* = student author)

  • Litt, A. R., and D. E. Pearson. In review. A functional ecology framework for understanding and predicting animal responses to plant invasion. Biological Invasions.

  • Bowersock, N. R.*, A. R. Litt, J. Merkle, K. Gunther, and F. T. van Manen. Under revision. Responses of American black bears to spring resource waves in Yellowstone. Ecosphere.

  • Yarnall, M. J.*, A. R. Litt, C. P. Lehman, and J. J. Rotella. Under revision. Wild turkey reproduction in the northern Black Hills, South Dakota.

Published or In press (listed chronologically)

  • Cutting, K. A.*, J. J. Rotella, J. A. Waxe, A. O’Harra, S. R. Schroff, L. Berkley, M. Szczypinski, A. R. Litt, and B. K. Sowell.  In press. Resource allocation effects on the timing of reproduction in an avian habitat specialist. Ecosphere.

  • Wright, W. J., K. M. Irvine, T. J. Rodhouse, and A. R. Litt. In press. Spatial Gaussian processes improve multi-species occupancy models when range boundaries are uncertain and non-overlapping. Ecology and Evolution.

  • Hinderer, R. K.*, A. R. Litt, and M. McCaffery. 2021.Habitat selection by a threatened desert amphibian. Ecology and Evolution 11:536-546. [View as PDF]
  • Mitchell, A. B.*, A. R. Litt, and F. Smith. 2021. Using locally-adapted seeds to restore native plants and arthropods following plant invasion and drought. Rangeland Ecology and Management 77:30-38.
  • Wright, W. J., K. M. Irvine, E. S. Almberg, and A. R. Litt. 2020. Modelling misclassification in multi-species acoustic data when estimating occupancy and relative activity. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11:71-81. [View as PDF]
  • Yarnall, M. J.*, A. R. Litt, C. P. Lehman, and J. J. Rotella. 2020.Precipitation and reproduction are negatively associated with female turkey survival. Journal of Wildlife Management 84:1153-1163.  [View as PDF]
  • Banner, K. M., K. M. Irvine, T. J. Rodhouse, D. Donner, and A. R. Litt. 2019.Statistical power to detect change over time with dynamic occupancy models. Ecological Indicators 105:166-176.  [View as PDF]
  • Litt, A. R., and A. M. Ray. 2019. Surrogate Species: Piecing together the whole picture.Vital Signs - Monitoring Yellowstone's Ecosystem Health. Yellowstone Science 27(1):40-43.  [View as PDF]
  • Yarnall, M. J.*, A. R. Litt, and C. P. Lehman. 2019. Timing of vegetation sampling does not influence associations between visual obstruction and turkey nest survival in a montane forest. Ecology and Evolution 9:11791-11798. [View as PDF
  • Bachen, D. A.*, A. R. Litt, and C. Gower. 2018Simulating cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) invasion decreases access to food resources for small mammals in sagebrush steppe. Biological Invasions 20:2301-2311.  [View as PDF]
  • Banner, K. M., K. M. Irvine, T. J. Rodhouse, W. J. Wright, R. M. Rodriguez, and A. R. Litt. 2018. Improving geographically-extensive acoustic survey designs for modeling species occurrence with imperfect detection and misidentification. Ecology and Evolution 8:6144-6156.  [View as PDF]
  • Hinderer, R. K.*, A. R. Litt, and M. McCaffery. 2017. Movement of imperiled Chiricahua Leopard Frogs during summer monsoons. Journal of Herpetology 51:497-503.  [View as PDF]
  • Turnock, B. Y.*, A. R. Litt, J. Vore, and C. Hammond. 2017Habitat characteristics of the hoary marmot: Assessing distribution limitations in Montana. Ecosphere 8:e10977.  [View as PDF]
  • Andrews, T. M.*, B. B. Shepard, A. R. Litt, C. G. Kruse, L. M. Nelson, P. Clancy, A. V. Zale, M. L. Taper, and S. T. Kalinowski. 2016Performance of juvenile Cutthroat Trout translocated as embryos from five populations into a common habitat. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 36:926-941.  [View as PDF]
  • Bielfelt, B.*, and A. R. Litt. 2016Effects of increased Heteropogon contortus (tanglehead) on rangelands: The tangled issue of native invasive species. Rangeland Ecology and Management 69:508-512.  [View as PDF]
  • Block, W. M., L. M. Conner, P. A. Brewer, P. Ford, J. Haufler, A. Litt, R. E. Masters, L. R. Mitchell and J. Park. 2016. Effects of prescribed fire on wildlife and wildlife habitat in selected ecosystems of North America. The Wildlife Society Technical Review 16-01. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.  
  • Kenison, E.*, A. R. Litt, D. S. Pilliod, and T. E. McMahon. 2016Larval long-toed salamanders incur nonconsumptive effects to morphology and life-history traits in the presence of introduced trout. Ecosphere 7:e01258.  [View as PDF]
  • Kenison, E.*, A. R. Litt, D. S. Pilliod, and T. E. McMahon. 2016The role of habitat complexity in predator-prey dynamics between an introduced fish and larval salamander. Canadian Journal of Zoology 94:243-249.  [View as PDF]
  • Litt, A. R., and R. J. Steidl. 2016Complex demographic responses of a common small mammal to a plant invasion. Wildlife Research 43:304-312.  [View as PDF]
  • Mitchell, A. B.*, and A. R. Litt. 2016Nonnative plant shifts arthropod functional groups following drought. Biological Invasions 18:1351-1361.  [View as PDF]
  • Zabransky, C. J.*, D. G. Hewitt, R. W. DeYoung, S. S. Gray, C. Richardson, A. R. Litt, and C. A. DeYoung. 2016. A detection probability model for aerial surveys of mule deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:1379-1389.  [View as PDF]
  • Ray, A., A. Sepulveda, B. Hossack, D. Patla, D. Thoma, R. Al-Chokhachy, and A. R. Litt. 2015. Monitoring greater Yellowstone ecosystem wetlands: Can long-term monitoring help us understand their future? Yellowstone Science 23(1):44-53. Special Issue on Ecological Implications of Climate Change on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem  [View as PDF]
  • Litt, A. R., E. E. Cord*, T. E. Fulbright, and G. L. Schuster. 2014. Effects of invasive plants on arthropods:  A review. Conservation Biology 28:1532–1549. [View as PDF]
  • Andrews, T. M.*, B. B. Shepard, A. R. Litt, C. G. Kruse, A. V. Zale, and S. T. Kalinowski. 2013. Juvenile movement among different populations of cutthroat trout introduced as embryos to vacant habitat. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 33:795-805.  [View as PDF]
  • Donohue, R. N.*, D. G. Hewitt, T. E. Fulbright, C. A. DeYoung, A. R. Litt, and D. A. Draeger. 2013. Aggressive behavior in white-tailed deer at concentrated food sites as affected by population density. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1401-1408.  [View as PDF]
  • Fulbright, T. E., A. Lozano-Cavazos*, D. C. Ruthven, and A. R. Litt. 2013. Plant and small vertebrate composition and diversity 36-39 years after root plowing. Rangeland Ecology and Management 66:19-25.  [View as PDF]
  • Kalinowski, S. T., M. J. Leonard, T. M. Andrews*, and A. R. Litt. 2013. Six classroom exercises for teaching natural selection to undergraduate biology students. CBE Life Sciences Education 12:483-493.  [View as PDF]
  • Litt, A. R., and D. E. Pearson. 2013. Invasive plants and wildlife in the Intermountain West. Invited contribution, special issue of The Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:517-526.  [View as PDF]
  • Steen, D. A., L. L. Smith, L. M. Conner, A. R. Litt, L. Provencher, J. K. Hiers, S. Pokswinski, and C. Guyer. 2013. Reptile assemblage response to restoration of fire-suppressed longleaf pine sandhills. Ecological Applications 23:148-158.  [View as PDF]
  • Steen, D. A., L. L. Smith, G. Morris, L. M. Conner, A. R. Litt, S. Pokswinski, and C. Guyer. 2013. Response of Aspidoscelis sexlineatus (six-lined racerunner) to habitat restoration in fire-suppressed Pinus palustris (longleaf pine) sandhills. Restoration Ecology 21:457-463.  [View as PDF]
  • Steidl, R. J., C. J. Conway, and A. R. Litt. 2013. Power to detect trends in abundance of secretive marsh birds:  Effects of species traits and sampling effort. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:445-453.  [View as PDF]
  • Steidl, R. J., A. R.Litt, and W. J. Matter. 2013. Effects of plant invasions on wildlife in desert grasslands. Invited contribution, special issue of The Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:527-536. [View as PDF]
  • Ayala-A, F., J. A. Ortega-S, T. E. Fulbright, G. A. Rasmussen, D. L. Drawe, D. R. Synatzke, and A. R. Litt. 2012. Long-term effects of aeration and fire on invasion of exotic grasses in mixed-brush plant communities. Rangeland Ecology and Management 62:153-159.  [View as PDF]
  • Kahl, S. S.*, S. E. Henke, M. A. Hall, A. R. Litt, G. Perry, and D. Britton. 2012. Examining a potential brown treesnake transport pathway: Shipments from Guam. Human-Wildlife Interactions 6:204-211 (special issue on brown treesnakes).  [View as PDF]
  • Litt, A. R., and R. J. Steidl. 2011Interactive effects of fire and nonnative plants on small mammals in grasslands. Wildlife Monographs 176:1-31.  [View as PDF]
  • Litt, A. R., and R. J. Steidl. 2010. Insect assemblages change along a gradient of invasion by a nonnative grass. Biological Invasions 12:3449-3463.  [View as PDF]
  • Litt, A. R., and R. J. Steidl. 2010. Improving estimates of abundance by aggregating sparse capture-recapture data. The Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 15:228-247.  [View as PDF]
  • Steidl, R. J., and A. R. Litt. 2009. Do plant invasions change the effects of fire on animals? Fire Ecology 5:56-66.  [View as PDF]
  • Provencher, L., A. R. Litt, and D. R. Gordon. 2003. Predictors of species richness in northwestern Florida longleaf pine sandhills. Conservation Biology 17:1660‑1671.  [View as PDF]
  • Litt, A. R., B. J. Herring, and L. Provencher. 2001. Herbicide effects on ground-layer vegetation in southern pinelands, USA:  A review. Natural Areas Journal 21:177-188.  [View as PDF]
  • Litt, A. R., L. Provencher, G. W. Tanner, and R. Franz. 2001. Herpetofaunal responses to restoration treatments of longleaf pine sandhills in Florida. Restoration Ecology 9:462‑474.  [View as PDF]
  • Provencher, L., B. J. Herring, D. R. Gordon, L., H. L. Rodgers, G. W. Tanner, J. L. Hardesty, L. A. Brennan, and A. R. Litt. 2001. Longleaf pine and oak responses to hardwood reduction techniques in fire‑suppressed sandhills in northwest Florida. Forest Ecology and Management 148:63‑77.  [View as PDF]
  • Provencher, L., A. R. Litt, D. R. Gordon, H. L. Rodgers, B. J. Herring, K. E. M. Galley, J. P. McAdoo, S. J. McAdoo, N. M. Gobris, and J. L. Hardesty. 2001. Restoration fire and hurricanes in longleaf pine sandhills. Ecological Restoration 19:92‑98.  [View as PDF]
  • Litt, A. R., L. Provencher, D. R. Gordon, B. J. Herring, J. P. McAdoo, S. J. McAdoo, J. L. Hardesty, G. W. Tanner, and L. A. Brennan. 2000. How are longleaf pines affected by different methods of hardwood reduction? Journal of Forestry Focus Section 98:3. 
  • Litt, A. R. 1998. Response of the herpetofaunal community to three sandhill restoration treatments. Bulletin of the Gopher Tortoise Council 18:4.